The Lovely Blog Award!

Imagine my surprise when I checked Twitter and saw that Kerry’s Nerdy Habitat had nominated this blog for a Lovely Blog Award! I really appreciate it! Of course everyone award has its rules!

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The rules of the award:
1. Thank the person nominating you and link back to them in your post
2. Share seven things about yourself
3. Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire
4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know

Now onto the sharing!

1. I have five tattoos, and another one on the schedule for early next year!
2. I don’t want kids, ever. I’ve always felt this way and will never change my mind.
3. I use to be a horrible nail biter but I’ve improved a ton and rarely bite them anymore.
4. I love roller coasters and will make it to Cedar Point one of these days.
5. I drove from Baltimore to Chicago just to meet Stephen Amell from “Arrow.” That’s about a 10 hour drive one way. It was worth it.
6. I’ve attended over five different comic conventions for a grand total of 15 times, I think.
7. I never graduated from college and that really doesn’t bother me.

There you go! Some random facts but now the hard part, nominating other blogs! I’m not sure I actually follow 15 blogs and want to try and not repeat anyone who’s already been nominated but here we go!

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Travis The Grimm
Ginny In Boston
Adorkable Me
Glitzy Geek Girl
Geekphoria
This Italian Family
Illustrated Teacup

As you can see, I made sure to mix it up a bit. I read blogs about everything, from personal blogs to nerdy ramblings and I wanted everyone to be represented.

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I’m Going To London & Paris for “Age of Ultron”

I’ve mentioned in other posts how there’s a lot I want to see and do besides just attend San Diego Comic-Con. Well, one has been in the planning for awhile now. I wouldn’t say a full year, but probably close to it. I will be going to London in April 2015 to attend the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” premiere with Katy! Not only that, but we plan to head to Paris as well for their event.

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This will be my first time traveling to London and I’m beyond excited for a million reasons. I’m excited to visit Katy in her home country and I know she’ll make a fantastic tour guide. Plus she’s saving me a lot of money by being sweet enough to host me! That’s a huge cost I don’t need to worry about. I still need to pay for my airfare and my share of the Paris hotel plus the train tickets though. You bet your ass I’ve told friends and family that all I want for my birthday (December) and Christmas is money. I don’t want or need anything else. I just want funds for this trip. I toyed with the idea of one of those online fundraiser things but felt really weird even thinking about it. I know others have and that’s great but this is my trip. That being said, if you do want to help feel free to use my Amazon link. I’m an associate and earn a small amount when people use my link when shopping. The more people that use it, the more money I earn! Don’t worry, I don’t see any of your information. I’m just a middle woman. There’s always an Amazon box in my sidebar which can be used at anytime. I’m an affiliate for Sideshow Collectibles as well and it works the same way. You use my link and I earn a fee. I have a few little banners over there *points* which can be clicked on and used. If you find yourself in need of one of those pretty little Hot Toys, please consider using my link! And finally, if for some odd reason you do want to “donate” money, my Paypal email is deargoodbyeATgmailDOTcom. This is the only time I’m going to mention it. I mean, I’ll resort to this if I have to:


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I can’t put into words though all the emotions I have going on. We plan on doing cosplay at both events and I might even enter a costume contest that they normally put on in London. I don’t expect to win but it’ll be fun. I just want to try and do everything and take it all in. I’m glad I have Katy as my guide though because she’s a pro at this. She attended the “Captain America: Winter Soldier” red carpet and met the entire cast and got photos and autographs! She even called me, yes from London, because she couldn’t contain her Chris Evans feelz. Can you blame her though? It’s Chris Fucking Evans! I’m actually getting a little emotional typing all this up! That’s what this means to me. I also know, that no matter what, I’ll have an amazing time just seeing two new cities and seeing dear friends. I’m excited to finally meet Team Pulper, Brittany who will hopefully be joining us! I can’t even. All this excitement.

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Can you tell I’m excited? Like really excited for this? Do you need another gif?


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And Now For Confessions Of A Blogger

Man, turns out I have a lot of things to confess! The Nerdy Girlie started a Blogger Confession post and asked for the rest of us to join in. Here we go!

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1. I Mainly Blog At Work

I work 9 to 5 during the week and actually do most of my blogging while at the office. I have enough free time to do and it doesn’t interfere with my job at all. Granted, I do some blogging on the weekend but not that much unless I just attended an event (like a con) and want to get everything down while fresh in my brain.

2. I Try To Post Every Other Day

I try my best to spread my posts out to give people time to read them and to give myself time to work on my next one. I know how hard it can be to keep up with other blogs! I really try hard to try and keep it to one post a day as well.

3. With That Said, I Blog When I Want

With all that said, I don’t really have a set schedule and I blog when I feel like it. Like I mentioned, I have a full time job and blog for fun. After running When Nerds Attack, I know how easy it is to become overwhelmed by writing. The last thing I want is for this to become a second job. I write about what I want, when I want.

4. Sometimes I Feel Like The Odd Blog Out

Especially when cruising around BlogLoving. I don’t really “do” fashion/makeup/style/beauty blogging and it seems like that’s all you find out there for the most part. I’m glad to have come across Female Geek Bloggers where I can find blogs with similar topics. Plus I’m not great with graphics or photography and you see some amazing blogs that feature both of those things out there!

5. I’m Never Happy With My Theme/Layout

I’m very picky when it comes to themes/layouts. I’m still not happy with the one I have. I’ve tried looking on Etsy but none of them feel like me. You find a lot of themes that use pink and pastels and flowers and other generic female things. Just because I’m a woman, doesn’t mean I want my blog to be all rainbows and butterflies.

So, what are your blogging confessions? Be sure to head over to The Nerdy Girlie to share your own and read some others!

Here Are My (Geeky) Confessions

Did anyone else sing that like they were Usher? No? Just me? Well, anyway, The GamerWife started a fun little post where she shared some of her “geeky confessions.” She of course then asked everyone else to join the fun! Here are a few of mine and forgive my poor graphic skills.

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And I have no desire to see any of the movies at all. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen parts here and there from when it airs on TV but that’s about it. I’ve never seen an entire movie and I really don’t care. I have no plans on seeing the new movies either.

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It seems like if you’re a nerd or geek, you either enjoy this show or hate it with a fiery passion. I’m in the “enjoy it” camp. I find it hilarious and entertaining, which is what I’m looking for when watching a comedy. This isn’t a documentary. If you don’t like it, that’s cool! Just don’t rain on my parade. There are plenty of shows out there I don’t like but I don’t waste my time on them. Except for my next confession…

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And before you say anything, yes, I have actually watched it. I watched the entire first season (series?) and it just didn’t grab me. I don’t enjoy Cumberbatch which could be a confession of it’s own. I didn’t like the way Sherlock was protrayed. I have nothing against characters being abrasive and a bit of an asshole (I love Dr. House) but this just rubbed me the wrong way. You can be the smartest person the room without being a dick. I’ll stick to watching “Elementary.”

There you have it. What are some of your geeky/nerdy confessions?

Remembering John Patrick Hart This 9-11

Once again I’m sharing a post I first wrote/posted a few years ago. I honestly can’t remember when I first wrote it, since I’ve moved blogs/domains numerous times. I’ve shared it every year on 9-11 since though. It’s important we never forget the people who lost their lives that day. I’ve received comments in the past from people who knew Mr. Hart and it brings a smile to my face that they approve of what I’ve written here.

A few months ago I signed up for the 2,996 Project. I had no idea who I would be assigned to. I didn’t lose anyone during 9-11 so I didn’t have a certain person that I wanted to blog about. I was assigned John Patrick Hart who was in the World Trade Center, Tower 2, 90th floor on that September day five years ago. I’m going to do my best to write about the man who was lost, and not the event that took his life.

After reading some information on Mr. Hart, it sounds like he was a one of a kind guy. He met his wife of 10 years when she was a flight attendant. She would always be showing off pictures of her two children on an airport shuttle. John would then make it a point to always take the shuttle she was on. After five trips he finally asked her out but there was a catch. He explained that she would have to bring her children. They went out for pizza and had fun bowling.

He was a dad would lend a helping hand at his childrens t-ball games. His sister, Jeanine, said that John was the type of dad that whenever he walked into a room, all the kids would just run to him. He would arrange his work schedule around his kids activities. He made sure his family always came first. He knew how important family was since he came from a large family of 5 siblings and had 4 children himself.

John was a typical guy in some ascpects though. He was a huge “Cheese Head” who was a lifetime Green Bay Packers fan. During opening season of deer hunting in Wisconsin, you’d find him out there on his annual hunting trip. When in front of the TV, it would always be sports or shows about wars.

He was in New York City that day 5 years ago to teach a managment class. The class was on the 90th floor of the World Trade Center’s south tower. After the plane slammed into the building he had enough time to call his wife at home to let her know he was ok. They think John had enough time to escape the Tower but his wife Laurie said that John felt that it was his responsibility to let those who were arriving for class know they didn’t have to stay.

In my eyes this man was a hero. He helped Laurie after her 1st marriage fell apart and adopted her two children. Not many men would step up to the plate like that. Not many men would ask that the children come along on the 1st date. This dad could have been any of our fathers and he reminds me of mine in a way. A father who always made sure he had time for his kids but did whatever he had to in order to make sure they had what they needed.

I don’t know if any of his friends or family are reading this but if you are, I want to let you know that even though I don’t know you or him, I could tell he was special just by reading the various articles I found. I’m sorry that you lost such an important part of your lives but I know that his spirit lives on inside you.

On this 9-11 I’ll be attending a local memorial service, I’ll be lighting my candle in honor of Mr. John Patrick Hart.

To see a list of other tribute post just click here.

You can find the new list and website here